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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by Openbusiness4: 10:34am On Jul 20, 2020
Saudi Arabia's King Salman was admitted to the King Faisal specialist hospital for tests related to gall bladder inflammation, according to the official Saudi Press Agency
Bandar AL-JALOUD

Saudi Arabia's 84-year-old ruler King Salman was admitted to hospital in Riyadh Monday for gall bladder inflammation, the royal court said, prompting the postponement of the Iraqi prime minister's high-profile visit.

It is rare for Saudi Arabia to report on the health of the ageing monarch, who has ruled the top oil exporter and the Arab world's biggest economy since 2015.

The king was "admitted today to King Faisal specialist hospital in Riyadh for some medical tests due to cholecystitis," inflammation of the gall bladder, the royal court said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.

The announcement made around 4:30 am (0130 GMT) did not disclose any further details.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi's scheduled visit to Saudi Arabia, which was due to start on Monday, has been postponed after the king's hospitalisation, according to the Saudi foreign minister.

"In recognition of the extremely important visit and a desire to make it a success, our wise leadership in coordination with our brothers in Iraq have decided to postpone the visit" until the king leaves hospital, Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan wrote on Twitter.

Hours before Kadhemi was to set off on his first trip abroad as premier, his office said they heard King Salman was suffering from "a sudden health issue".

"It was decided to postpone the visit to the earliest possible date agreed upon by the two sides," his office said in a statement.

Iraq's oil, finance, electricity and planning ministers arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to begin meetings ahead of Kadhemi's visit, Iraqi officials told AFP.


The delegation is set to return to Baghdad after the meetings wrap up on Monday afternoon.

Under the king's rule, Saudi Arabia launched ambitious economic reforms for a post-oil era and gave more rights to women, but also adopted a more assertive foreign policy and entered a war in neighbouring Yemen.

King Salman took the throne after the death of his half-brother Abdullah, who was around 90 years old.


In 2017, Saudi Arabia dismissed reports and mounting speculation that the king was planning to abdicate in favour of his young son, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is widely seen as the de facto ruler.

"There is no possibility whatsoever that the king will abdicate," an unnamed Saudi official told Bloomberg News, adding that Saudi kings usually remain in power even when poor health prevents them from carrying out their responsibilities.

Prince Mohammed's meteoric rise to power has coincided with a sweeping crackdown on critics and dissenters, as well as royal family members.


Saudi Arabia has been engulfed by a series of controversies since he was named crown prince and heir to the throne in June 2017.

That includes the brutal October 2018 murder of royal insider-turned-critic Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.

By AFP - Agence France Presse

https://www.channelstv.com/2020/07/20/saudi-arabias-king-salman-admitted-to-hospital/

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by allen113: 10:36am On Jul 20, 2020
So this news finally reach fp, ok

wish him speedy recovery.

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by Kriss216: 10:36am On Jul 20, 2020
Saudi Arabia's 84-year-old ruler King Salman

Handsome man..

How old una say buhari dey sef undecided

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by espn(m): 10:40am On Jul 20, 2020
Old ones rule the world...

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by Openbusiness4: 10:45am On Jul 20, 2020
Kriss216:


Handsome man..

How old una say buhari dey sef undecided
Saudi Arabia is a KINGDOM ruled by a Monarchy System, so you can't and should not compare the 2

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by uniqueboi1(m): 10:45am On Jul 20, 2020
Na wa
Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by extol1(m): 10:46am On Jul 20, 2020
espn:
Old ones rule the world...
this is not only Nigeria problem or Africa but the world at large.

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by Kriss216: 10:48am On Jul 20, 2020
Openbusiness4:
Saudi Arabia is a KINGDOM ruled by a Monarchy System, so you can't and should not compare the 2
But, I'm not comparing the two, besides, Is there any difference between the system of government of the two countries?

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by Ikaygbonnie(m): 10:50am On Jul 20, 2020
Hope it's not another corona case

Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by Nobody: 10:50am On Jul 20, 2020
Hmmmm

Enter MBS

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by PhenomenalAustin: 10:50am On Jul 20, 2020
You'll see what these Arab countries are doing with their oil money..... Then you'll think Nigeria deals with coconut oil


Smh

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by osamz007: 10:51am On Jul 20, 2020
FRESH RICH HANDSOME AND WICKED

STILL REMEMBER THE CASE OF THAT JOURNALIST KILLED IN THEIR EMBASSY

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by OLDESTWARRIBOY: 10:51am On Jul 20, 2020
This guy that year...see the way e look cool & calm, no know say na devil second be that.

It's like naturally Arabs, Muslims always look cool & calm but if dem wan do you bad thing ehh? Sorry is your name

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by tonididdy(m): 10:51am On Jul 20, 2020
I hope he pulls through.
Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by blinking001(m): 10:51am On Jul 20, 2020
Speedy recovery to him.

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by EyezofGod120: 10:51am On Jul 20, 2020
angry
Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by emmabest2000(m): 10:52am On Jul 20, 2020
Bile storage went wrong

Get Well Soon

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by PROFFIRE: 10:52am On Jul 20, 2020
Hmm
Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by GboyegaD(m): 10:52am On Jul 20, 2020
I wish him speedy recovery.
Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by maxiuc(m): 10:53am On Jul 20, 2020
cheesy
Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by izzyboi(m): 10:53am On Jul 20, 2020
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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by TreasureTayo(m): 10:54am On Jul 20, 2020
Ok
Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by vincentjk(m): 10:54am On Jul 20, 2020
I'm just imagining how wealthy this old man is omg
Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by Fuckspambot: 10:54am On Jul 20, 2020
Corona virus isn't real.
All these Leaders being hospitalized and claiming to be victims of the nonexistent COVID-19 are only deceiving the masses.
even Ajimobi and Abba Kyari are still alive and have gone to live in the underground they built in their mansions to spend their millions and live in isolation for the rest of their lives after being bribed to deceive Nigerians that they have died through COVID-19.
God will expose you all.
cc GenBuhari

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Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by noble71(m): 10:54am On Jul 20, 2020
Quick recovery I pray.
Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by freshkpomo(m): 10:55am On Jul 20, 2020
NWish him quick recovery, but next time don't disturb us with such news, we got our own problems too, not like we got any help to offer to them.

Together we can make Nigeria better


#NYM



God bless Nigeria.
Re: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital by money121(m): 10:56am On Jul 20, 2020
Ok

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